The media and health reports over the years have made us fat phobic, but that is changing for we’re finding all fats are not created equal. We need to continue to be wary of fat in our diet but recognizing healthy versus unhealthy fats is crucial. The latest study, out of Harvard’s School of Public Health, shows that healthy fats, specifically polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, can decrease the risk of death by 27% with a diet swap to polyunsaturated fats from unhealthy fats. Consumption of bad fats, saturated fats and trans fats, increases the risk of mortality. The study went on to look at the effects of good fats in the diet and the risk of developing specific chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and respiratory diseases. Eating more healthy fats lowered the risk of dying from neurodegenerative and respiratory diseases.
Read the full article below for more insight on the benefits of healthy fats in your diet.